Re: The Official Iron Man Comic Nods/ Easter Eggs Thread
More likely Tony bought it since he collects things like that. Probably the whole point for the Jackson Pollack painting scene at the beginning of the film. Maybe he had the idea to try and make the armor from the same material as the shield, if he could figure out how to do it that is.
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